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Summit announces RED 2...

Hey folks, Harry here...  just back from a really brutal rehab session, and the one thing about being in Physical Rehab is that you're surrounded by really old folks.  My roommate is the youngest 90-year old here.  Octogenarians abound, and the one thing I can say is this.   Old people kick ass.   Just a while ago, through my curtain, I heard my roommate George complaining he couldn't get something open, his wife tells him to use his teeth, and he responded, "What teeth?" - and his wife started laughing - and Yoko and I started laughing, but George is an inspiration.   Just watching this guy kick ass each day, makes me work to the point of exhaustion each day.   And a movie like RED is a blast because it celebrates the joy of oldness.   And Summit has just sent out a press release announcing the sequel...

 

 

Summit Pulls the Trigger on 'RED' Sequel

 

 

A sequel to RED is on.  Summit has hired brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the hit action movie, to return to the keyboard to pen a second instalment.   Although there are no confirmed deals at this stage with the original film’s stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Summit is pulling the trigger for a second helping of over-the-hill special ops agents shoot-'em-up.

 
The movie, with a budget in the $60 million range, opened to $21 million in October and proved to have staying power, crossing the $90 million mark.  It has made more than four times its opening, a rare feat in box-office performance.  The movie also was nominated for Best Picture in the Comedy / Musical category at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.


In addition to writing RedErich and Jon Hoeber worked on Battleship, Universal's big-budget adaptation of the Hasbro board game, and then came back to Summit to work on its Sam Worthington thriller Man on a Ledge.   Ledge is currently shooting in New York.

 

RED is based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamne, and is an explosive action comedy about a team of Retired and Extremely Dangerous CIA Operatives.  The film released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 14 February from Entertainment One.

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